Ghana cannot solve problems; it tolerates – Pastor Otabil

Dr. Mensah Otabil
Dr. Mensah Otabil

Dr. Mensah Otabil

Dr. Mensah Otabil

The general overseer of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), Pastor Dr. Mensah Otabil has stated Ghana cannot solve the problems it tolerates and neither can it “excuse our inefficiencies light heartedly.”

According to him, this is the time for Ghana and Africa to get serious because “we cannot joke our way to a better life.”

Pastor Otabil made this known to the thousands of congregants who gathered at Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday to commemorate the 30th anniversary celebration of the ICGC.

In his sermon, the general overseer said: “In Ghana, this is the time to get serious” because the future of the country “is for a serious people and we need serious thinking and serious planning.”

He pointed out that the environmental challenges currently facing the country must be seriously tackled as well as “poverty and deprivation…poor infrastructure.”

Dr. Otabil stressed that life is a serious business which needs to be tackled as such saying, “our future is serious, the lives of our children and grandchildren are serious.”

He urged the youth in Ghana not to joke with their lives and the opportunities life presents them with.

The ICGC was officially inaugurated as a church on the 26th of February 1984, in Accra and currently has branches all over the country.



By: Efua Idan Osam/